A Wonderful New Addition

A Wonderful New Addition (HM1JXD)

Location: Montréal, Québec H8S 4H3 Communauté-Urbaine-de-Montréal
Country: Canada
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N 45° 25.885', W 73° 40.145'

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Tout nouveau, tout beau

This little branch is all that remains of the first canal of 1825. The low stone walls were added in the 1930s. The lock stood under your feet. The canal subsequently followed the current route to the port of Montreal, located 13.5 kilometres east and 14 metres lower. At the time, it had seven locks: that of Lachine at the upstream entrance, two at Côte-Saint-Paul, one at Saint-Gabriel, and a series of three at the downstream entrance to the port of Montreal. According to canal commissioners this was a feat of engineering more spectacular than anything they has seen before in Canada.
Cet petit bras d'eau s'avère le dernier souvenir du premier canal de 1825. Les murets en pierre ont été ajoutés dans les années 1930. L'écluse se trouvait vos pieds. Le canal suivait ensuite le tracé actue?jusqu'au port de Montréal, situé 13,5 kilomètres plus à l'est et 14 mètres plus bas. Il comptait alors sept écluses: celle de Lachine à l'entrée amont, deux à Côte-Saint-Paul, une à Saint-Gabriel et une série de trois à l'entrée aval, dans le port de Montréal. Au dire des commissaires du canal cet ouvrage de génie surpassait tout ce qu'on avait vu jusqu'alors au Canada.
Placed ByParks Canada / Parcs Canada
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Date Added Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 604106 N 5031738
Decimal Degrees45.43141667, -73.66908333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 25.885', W 73° 40.145'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 25' 53.1" N, 73° 40' 8.7" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Chemin du Musée, Montréal Québec H8S 4H3, CA
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